Roadside Vegetation (3% of REAP funds) - This money is available through the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Living Roadway Trust Fund (LRTF) for integrated roadside vegetation management (IRVM) activities, including the establishment of native prairie vegetation in rights-of-way. Low-maintenance prairie roadsides reduce erosion, slow runoff, trap sediment and provide habitat, while giving travelers a glimpse of Iowa's prairie past.
State, county and city agencies; schools and universities; private organizations and individuals may apply for LRTF grants. Research and demonstration projects, educational programs and materials, roadside inventories and the purchase of specialized equipment to carry out IRVM practices are all part of this program.
Grant applications are accepted once a year, on June 1st.
Please visit www.iowalivingroadway.com to learn more.
Tara Van Waus
Iowa Department of Transportation
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010